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on November 4, 2014
Though Channing Tatum's performance was surprisingly decent, the rest of the movie vacillated between stories of the strippers (kind of, usually one or two sentences here and there) and Mike's struggle to make enough money to start his business (or whatever). A cartoonish turn by Matthew McConaughey was amusing, but the rest of the dancing was fairly bad (though this could have been a plot point to illustrate the level at which these guys were working). I really wanted to like this movie, but it was really just a bunch of disjointed pieces. Also, major annoyance: Mike has a brand-new truck, the van that serves his "detail" business is shiny and new, he has a construction job (albeit a bad one) and he can't get a loan to start his business? Not to mention his swinging digs.
Magic Mike is ok for a mindless laugh, but even then, not the best mindless laugh I've had. Not by a long-shot.